CORONATION Street legend Sue Cleaver is set to star in this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Actress Sue, 59 – who is known to millions as feisty Eileen Grimshaw – agreed to take part after ITV bosses offered her a bumper pay packet.
Coronation Street legend Sue Cleaver is set to star in this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
The show’s chiefs are said to be thrilled the star is joining the line-up in Australia
And I’m A Celebrity chiefs are said to be thrilled that the star, who has been on the cobbles since 2000, is joining the line-up in Australia.
A source said last night: “Sue is a very much-loved Street legend and the bosses are delighted to have her as part of the line-up this year.
“She will be a brilliant addition, and is looking forward to really pushing out of her comfort zone and challenging herself in the jungle.”
Sue, who previously starred in Dinner Ladies, made her Corrie debut in May 2000 alongside screen sons Ryan Thomas and Bruno Langley.
She quickly became a favourite with fans as straight-talking single mum Eileen, who landed a job working the radio in taxi firm Street Cars.
And she has been at the centre of some of the cobbles’ most dramatic storylines, thanks to a long-running feud with Gail Platt (Helen Worth) and a series of turbulent romances.
Sue is the latest in a series of Weatherfield stars to sign up for the jungle.
Last year’s series in Gwyrch Castle saw Simon Gregson take on the ITV show, finishing as runner up behind Emmerdale actor Danny Miller.
Previous contestants have included Andy Whyment, Helen Flanagan and Jennie McAlpine.
And in a bid to support Jennie on the show in 2017, Sue agreed to take part in her own jungle trial – posing with a tarantula on the show’s set.
Posting a snap on Instagram, she wrote: “I made a new furry friend today. Check out our bush tucker trials coming soon @itvcorrie.”
This year will see I’m A Celebrity return to Australia for the first time in three years.
Names already confirmed for the series are Boy George, Chris Moyles, Olivia Attwood, Seann Walsh and Owen Warner.
An ITV spokesman said: “We will announce our line up nearer transmission.”
Sue has been at the centre of some of the cobbles’ most dramatic storylines
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